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Our Langholm Sportive event is run as part of the “Muckle Toon Adventure Festival” ( MTAF ) and is a great weekend for all the family with loads going on. Kids activites include Archery, MTB skills course, bird ringing, orienteering and stream dipping amongst others. You have a non-cyclist with you? then there’s 3 different trail runs from 5k to a half marathon and if they want something a bit less energetic then there is a range of guided walks to keep them busy whilst you are out on your bike. There is plenty of local accommodation available and camping on site, but all details are here Oh, and the one and only Danny MacAskill will be there on the Saturday afternoon with 3 of his buddies to put on a trials display like you’ve seen in the videos!! He’ll be hanging around between shows and if you miss him then you can see him give a talk in the evening at the local theatre. Charges apply for some of these activities, but they are minimal and can be found on the MTAF website linked above. Entry to the RIDE IT event gives the rider free entry to the grounds and Danny’s shows, other members of your party will have to pay the small entry fee.

This ride is stunning from the start; as you work your way up the valley floor, passing silent wind turbines and vast rolling panoramas of the border hills, the natural beauty of the wilderness is evident. The charm of this ride is however mirrored with some challenging sections; for those on the short route, dig deep as you cross Kirtle Water and start the steep ascent. Once you reach the summit it's time to get tucked down for the five mile "Catch Me If You Can" descent back to Langholm. Those on the medium and long routes will find a real sting in the tail; a 21% climb reveals itself with 7 miles to go followed by a further three and a half mile slog to the Roxburgh/Dumfriesshire Border Sign. Let your legs recover slightly before the final push towards the ever beckoning Langholm Monument upon Whita Hill. Roll past the iconic Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial as you begin the exhilarating descent to Basecamp.

 
Venue

Langholm Rugby Football Club
Milntown
Langholm
Dumfriesshire
DG13 0HG
Start Times

Registration
 
Short & Medium
Long
 
Event Closes
 
 
08:00 - 10:15
 
08:30 - 10:30
08:30 - 09:45
 
17:00
 
Route

Short
Medium
Long
Distance

30 miles / 48 km
60 miles / 96 km
90 miles / 144 km
Price

£18.50
£18.50
£18.50
 
Children ride free when accompanied by a full paying adult
 
On the day entry available unless sold out and will include a £1.50 admin fee
 
• Choice of ride distances to suit all abilities
• Fully way-marked routes
• Well stocked High5 feed stations
• Mechanical support
• GPS files published pre-event
• Free Garmin hire
• Times published post-event
• A great opportunity to meet fellow likeminded riders!
"To the RIDE IT Team and the folk of Langholm - thanks for a fantastic weekend. A definite in the calendar for next year!"

Brian Corbeau, Langholm 2014
This story was last updated on 07/04/2015

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